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2010 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina Counties and Regions

Falls (Age 45+)

In the past 3 months, how many times have you fallen?

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  Total
Respond.^
1 fall 2 or more falls No falls
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 8,819 887 9.6 8.8-10.5 606 7.3 6.4- 8.2 7,326 83.1 81.9-84.2
COUNTY/REGIONS
Alamance 226 25 11.6 7.2-18.1 15 11.5 6.2-20.4 186 76.9 68.1-83.9
Buncombe 205 21 8.6 5.3-13.4 21 8.2 5.2-12.6 163 83.3 77.4-87.9
Cabarrus 226 19 9.3 5.4-15.7 14 6.7 3.6-12.3 193 84.0 76.8-89.3
Catawba 228 23 10.1 6.5-15.4 12 4.9 2.6- 8.8 193 85.0 79.1-89.4
Cumberland 208 20 9.3 5.5-15.2 15 7.0 3.9-12.3 173 83.7 76.9-88.8
Davidson 279 24 8.0 5.0-12.6 25 8.1 5.2-12.4 230 83.9 78.3-88.2
Durham 422 36 8.6 5.3-13.7 25 4.8 3.0- 7.4 361 86.6 81.5-90.5
Forsyth 213 15 7.5 4.1-13.4 7 2.5 1.1- 5.5 191 90.0 84.1-93.9
Gaston 208 23 11.2 7.2-17.2 11 4.8 2.5- 9.1 174 84.0 77.4-88.9
Guilford 515 54 10.8 8.0-14.4 28 5.2 3.5- 7.7 433 84.0 80.0-87.3
Iredell 237 25 10.8 6.9-16.6 12 4.9 2.6- 9.3 200 84.2 77.9-89.0
Johnston 183 19 11.4 6.3-19.9 13 7.0 3.7-12.7 151 81.6 72.9-88.0
Mecklenburg 437 41 8.4 5.8-11.8 22 4.3 2.7- 6.8 374 87.3 83.4-90.4
New Hanover 249 39 12.8 9.0-17.7 15 10.1 5.0-19.3 195 77.1 68.9-83.7
Onslow 195 17 10.2 5.8-17.2 11 5.5 2.9-10.2 167 84.3 77.0-89.6
Orange 208 19 10.9 6.2-18.3 11 7.7 3.7-15.3 178 81.4 72.8-87.7
Pitt 236 20 7.5 4.6-12.1 13 5.1 2.6- 9.7 203 87.4 81.7-91.5
Randolph 311 35 10.1 6.9-14.4 24 7.2 4.6-11.3 252 82.7 77.4-87.0
Robeson 213 17 7.1 4.2-11.6 18 8.4 4.9-14.0 178 84.5 78.2-89.3
Rowan 283 28 7.7 5.1-11.4 22 8.8 5.5-13.7 233 83.5 78.0-87.9
Union 245 17 7.2 4.3-11.8 23 8.9 5.5-14.0 205 83.9 77.9-88.5
Wake 456 43 7.5 5.3-10.5 19 6.1 2.5-14.0 394 86.4 80.0-91.0
Wayne 280 28 11.2 7.2-16.9 20 4.4 2.6- 7.3 232 84.4 78.5-88.9
NC REGIONS
Eastern NC 2,199 220 9.1 7.6-11.0 144 7.6 5.9- 9.7 1,835 83.3 80.8-85.5
Piedmont 5,110 497 9.5 8.5-10.6 333 6.8 5.8- 8.0 4,280 83.7 82.2-85.1
Western NC 1,510 170 11.2 9.4-13.3 129 8.5 7.0-10.4 1,211 80.2 77.7-82.6
AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS (AHEC)
Mountain AHEC 1,064 102 9.5 7.6-11.8 86 7.4 5.7- 9.4 876 83.2 80.3-85.7
Northwest 1,777 194 10.8 9.0-12.9 135 7.8 6.4- 9.6 1,448 81.4 78.9-83.6
Charlotte 1,252 109 8.6 6.9-10.8 89 7.3 5.7- 9.3 1,054 84.1 81.3-86.5
Greensboro 1,432 157 11.9 9.7-14.4 88 6.2 4.7- 8.0 1,187 82.0 79.1-84.5
Southern Regional 709 62 7.2 5.2- 9.9 45 6.9 4.4-10.5 602 85.9 81.9-89.2
Coastal 375 53 10.0 7.0-14.2 21 8.7 4.8-15.4 301 81.3 74.7-86.5
Wake 1,201 118 9.5 7.5-11.9 72 6.7 4.2-10.3 1,011 83.9 80.2-87.0
Area L 97 6 5.8 2.4-13.4 7 9.8 4.5-19.9 84 84.4 73.9-91.2
Eastern 912 86 10.3 7.4-14.0 63 7.3 4.9-10.7 763 82.5 78.0-86.2

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

NOTE: For AHEC Regions, results for Area L are least reliable due to small sample size.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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